Pullman in the First World WarMain MenuPullman in the First World WarThe story of the people of the Pullman neighborhood and the Pullman Company during the First World WarIntroductionPullman, the town and the companyThat Rascal, Pancho VillaThe service of the people of Pullman during the Punitive Expedition to Mexico, 1916-1917Preparedness and NeutralityHow much should America prepare for a European war?Universal Military Training and PlattsburgTurning young middle and upper class men into soldiersForeign ServiceA number of Pullman residents and employees joined the armies of other nationsApril 6, 1917The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917The 35thRebuilding the French railways systemRallies and Bond DrivesPaying for the warVictory Gardens and Food SecurityFood production and securityLossThe price Pullman paidWomen in ServiceWomen take their part in the war effortsThe Fourth HorsemanThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 and Pullman1918 and 1919The End of the War to End All WarsAndrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d
Lieutenant A. E. Maxie
12018-07-25T18:45:51+00:00Andrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d12Portrait of Pullman employee A. E. Maxie. He worked in the manufacturing accounting department. He died of spinal menningitis.plain2022-07-15T16:40:24+00:00The Pullman Car Works Standard 1918-08; v. 3 no. 04. p. 13August, 1918Andrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d
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12018-07-24T21:23:23+00:00Loss9The price Pullman paidimage_header232018-07-30T03:08:51+00:00With war comes death and destruction. Pullmanites in active service wrote movingly home about wounds suffered; the Pullman Car Works Standard commemorated those who were maimed or killed.
World War I saw the advent of many terrible weapons and tactics to deal with those weapons. Pullman employees suffered hideous injuries and traumatic experiences. Christian Andersonlost both arms and suffered head and foot wounds in the battle for Argonne Forest. Arthur Lastlost a leg and part of his jaw at the battle of Chateau Thierry.John Kloet lost a leg in Flanders. Hugh Davidsonsuffered from gas poisoning. Edward Prybylski wrote movingly of suffering from a mustard gas shelling attack and his recovery in a field hospital. W. H. Zimmermanwrote of learning to live with blindness after the truck we was riding in swerved to avoid a shell hole and skidded out of control. Alex Gronquist floated in the water for hours after his ship, the Tuscania, was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine. Walter Henning floated for 22 hours before being rescued after his ship, the Aurora, was torpedoed by a German submarine. Cyrill M. Angell lost control of his aircraft somewhere over Belgium on routine patrol and crashed.
Lieutenant A. E. Maxie, although officially listed as dying from spinal meningitis, may well have been a victim of the Spanish Flu epidemic. In the early outbreak of the disease, cases were frequently misdiagnosed as meningitis.